Originally Posted by Bjorn
2)They are undermining other photographer's livelidhood.
I'd start with a good web-page and selected work on there, followed by an email.
I'd always shoot RAW and submit TIF or JPG, depending on the library's requirements.
Most will only accept digital these days.
Hope this helps.
I'm one of this free lance who lost livelihood regarding cheap and unexperienced youngsters who fall for all this doggy agencies....
well even the big ones rip you off like the big German DPA... they may give you a job, but let you pay for material your self, your time and the rest of it, only pay you 40% YES only 40% of a sold image, if they sale one...
others sale but don't tell you, don't even bother sending a sample publication neither money. It's just there living.... the way they do business like the one who promises pretty young girls to make a Model out of them if they pay for the casting display card...
well coming of the old school... slides are better quality over all ! NON of the digi formats can retch the classic film material... well if you are interested in building up your own archive you can hold in your hands even after 50 years and may use it as a sort of pension if you cant travel any more.
specially if you plan traveling remotely.... using an simple mechanic camera is better than all this bulky digi lot.
you only need a 35mm and 75mm lens anyway to make good pictures... well depending on what you gone to take pictures from
now the idea of making a Web-page is good !
after a journey you have time to use a Slide/Negative scanner like the NIKON Coolscan-IV ED or better....
you can always point people out to do a few clicks and they can see what you done.
digi is like fast foot... well yes agencies go for digi but remember all the batteries you relaying on making the pictures, they not getting better having a electronic device in the 1st place, just cost you.... flashing around with it is no good either, you not saving in a long term. Select the good pix and scan them in if needed.
Ohh yes.. one more... digi lenses are not as good quality compare to the classic ones, they are not as crisp as you would get with an old 2nd hand lens without all that electric gear in it.